Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Recipe #29... Giada's Green Juice Jolt... who doesn't want the energy of a chef goddess?

Note:  She cooks for millions of viewers, she travels (and this typically involves a passport), she appears on the Today Show, she creates cookware and sauces for Target and yes... she fixes dinner for her familia and manages to squeeze in yoga with the amazing Kathryn Budig... so who wouldn't want a little slice of Giada De Laurentiis vim and vigor...  Here's a drink that Giada blenderizes each morning to get her own juice... 

Giada's Green Juice Jolt
Serves 2

1 c baby spinach leaves, rinsed
2 medium carrots, scrubbed
2 apples, halved and cored
2 sticks celery (I was out, so I omitted this in mine)
1/2 large lemon (skin on)
1 piece of ginger, peeled (1-inch)... ZING!

The reaction... Confession: I was initially a little worried with all the lemon and ginger going on here... but why would I ever doubt the author of three cookbooks that I possess and consult regularly?  Give it a try... maybe it's the secret to having a super-successful cooking empire and a husband who designs clothing for Anthropologie... Bonus for her wardrobe! -A

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